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  1. Airfix 1/48th Sea Fury

    Great build and photos, can I ask how did you fix the "short shot" fin ? I have around 13mm to deal with.
  2. Ki-46-II Dinah

    Nice build, I like your use of chipping
  3. 1/72 IBG RWD-8 DWL Trainer (civilian)

    Close to finishing the PWD. The struts were a good fit in the end, with light pressure on the fuselage all is good. Decals are very good, but delicate ( the thinnest I have ever used). I have most sprayed a 50/50 diluted mix of AK real colour Clear Smoke to hopefully imitate dope on canvas.
  4. GasPatch Hs123

    These gaspatch kits get rave reviews. Great build. I'll try your pastel wash method. Just bought a set of soft (not oil) pastels from The Range, £6.99 for twenty sticks.
  5. 1/72 IBG RWD-8 DWL Trainer (civilian)

    Thanks for sharing your knowledge on this subject. You make some good points. It's a shame no examples survived. Maybe there's one in a barn somewhere in poland/czech republic waiting to become an amazing Barn find ! I wish...
  6. Looking at those close-ups makes one realise just how crude the early kits could be ! Kudos to you for starting this build. Looking forward to further developments.
  7. 1/72 IBG RWD-8 DWL Trainer (civilian)

    I appreciate the comment. The instruction colour call out for the fuselage is Vallejo White grey 70.993 (though I used AK real colour). Construction was a steel and wood frame with a canvas and plywood covering. This one has been a fast, enjoyable build.
  8. Tamiya 1/48 Corsair, RNZAF

    Looking good, nice weathering too
  9. Beautiful finish. Very atmospheric.
  10. 1/72 IBG RWD-8 DWL Trainer (civilian)

    More Progress:
  11. Airfix 1/72 Grumman Wildcat F4F-4

    Sure, just checked my notes. For the lower, I used a 50/50 mix of AK real color white grey/pale grey. For the Upper surfaces I mixed Vallejo 71.046 Pale Blue Grey (30 drops), Vallejo 71.008 Hellblau RLM 65 (30 drops) and Vallejo 71.089 Light Sea Blue (5 drops) in a mixing pot. All Vallejo Model Air. This was plenty to airbrush the upper surfaces. I don't know how accurate this is, but I was happy with the result.
  12. Bhagdad Fury, Airfix 1/48

    When I think of my first ever Airfix kit, which my dad bought me back in 1968 (a Thunderbolt in those bags...anyone remember ?), and what we get in todays offerings...I will never moan. Keeping an eye on this thread with interest as I have one waiting to be started. I can remember that first kit...the dog got hold of it and ate the canopy. Yes, I cried.
  13. 1/72 Airfix Phantom FG.1 (R.A.F.)

    Will be watching this...I have one in the stash (under an Airfix 1/48 Sea Fury !)...i'm going with Colonial Navy decals from Hannants. Great progress so far
  14. This little kit (I think there are 32 parts!) is a bit diffferent from my normal subjects. It went together ok, especially the cockpit and fuselage halves virtually fall together perfectly. The only issue I found was that the 2 large wing spars were about half a millimetre short, but that is an easy fix. Undercarriage needs some care cutting off the sprues but the plastic is quite forgiving. As for clean up, sanding sticks are fine but I found metal files are not so good. Plan is to airbrush first, and fix the wing last if that makes sense. As the kit was only £7.20, I couldn't justify an extra £5 for photo-etch (that may change though, I have 2 other versions to build...) so had a go at creating seat belts from masking tape. I may try some rigging for the rudder etc or not...not decided yet. Any advice would be welcomed... I have heard about the issues relating to the wing shape being wrong, and the replacement aftermarket item that can be purchased but i'm not too bothered about that..this is just a fun build ! Tweezers for size comparison, yes it is small but beautifully formed. Dry test fitting of the wing Ready for some pre-shading and basecoat
  15. 1/35 T34/76 Winter Camo|Tamiya

    Soon as I saw " Winter Camo" in the title, I had to look at this thread. Glad I did, some excellent work going on here